Uppsala University US Alumni Chapter

Chapters in the US

The Uppsala University US Alumni Chapter was founded in 2012 as the US division of the University’s Alumni Network. As of 2019, the US Chapter has been divided into three chapters;

  • New York
  • San Francisco/Bay Area
  • Minnesota

The chapters aim to create and maintain a strong relationship between the University and its alumni located in the United States.

Alumni, former staff, researchers as well as friends and supporters of the University, are all welcome to become a part of any or all of the Uppsala University US Alumni Chapters and receive news of events, university-related activities and to connect with other alumni. Becoming a member of the chapters is completely free.

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The New York Chapter

The US Alumni Chapter was founded in New York in 2012, in connection with the inauguration of the Uppsala University Scholarship in New York. The New York chapter has since its foundation hosted between two to four events each year, among them the popular annual meeting and gasque.

The San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter

The San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter was created in 2013 as a sub-chapter to the US Alumni Chapter. It organizes activities and events for alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cultivating relationships with incoming and outgoing students and alumni in connection with Uppsala University’s exchange program with the University of California is one of the primary focuses for the San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter.

The Minnesota Chapter

The Minnesota sub-chapter was created in 2014 to connect the growing number of alumni studying and working in Minnesota. The Minnesota Chapter has its headquarters in Minneapolis, the US sister city to Uppsala. Uppsala University and Minnesota Law School have a fruitful exchange program, allowing many Swedish and American students the opportunity to become Uppsala University alumni.


The US Alumni Chapters organizes several events per year in New York City, Minneapolis and the San Francisco Bay Area. These events provide a great setting for networking and reconnecting with friends and find new acquaintances.

Each regional chapter in the US organizes at least two alumni events each year. Recurring events are gasques, speaker events and Valborg celebrations.

Join one or all of the US Chapters to receive updates and invitations to upcoming events. 

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Uppsala University Main Building

The US Alumni Chapter is affiliated with American Friends of Uppsala University, a non-profit corporation that supports research and education at Uppsala University. Contributions to American Friends of Uppsala University are deductible by donors as provided by law.

To read more about the many different ways of contributing to your University, please visit American Friends of Uppsala University.

Contact us

Feel free to direct any questions you may have about the US Alumni Chapters or our activities to usalumni@uadm.uu.se.

If you are interested in setting up a chapter in your area, please contact the Uppsala University alumni coordinators: info@alumni.uu.se